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15 best RPGs for Android

RPGs have one of the most loyal followings of any gaming genre. Whether it’s Final Fantasy or World of Warcraft, people spend dozens of hours crafting characters, playing story lines, and enjoying themselves. RPGs were also one of the first genres to really hit it off on Android and there are a ton …

15 best emulators for Android

Older consoles are an endearing and memorable part of a lot of childhoods. From the SNES to the PlayStation, there were a ton of amazing, iconic games. Some of them are still good by today’s standards. Many of those games have mobile releases, like older Final Fantasy games. However, many only …

Retrogaming

6 best Flappy Bird alternatives

The iconic Flappy Bird game came and went seemingly overnight. The developer closed up shop on his mega popular game and that left us with, well, nothing. Since the game reached viral success, there have been many imitations but only a few are really worth checking out. Yes, they are clones but …

Jokes

9 best new Android apps of July 2014

In the wake of Google I/O, July was all about the awesome things Google has been doing but we also saw some big Android apps and games releases. Here, we’ll round up the best Android apps releases of July 2014.<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is an application called Bamboo Paper by Wacom. It’s a doodling and …

Apps

10 best office apps for Android

Office apps have been a valuable center of productivity for many years. We use them for a variety of purposes, including drafting documents, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and keep track of what’s going on. No productivity suite is complete without them and virtually everybody uses them, …

Apps

10 best music player apps for Android

A lot of folks these days have transferred to some sort of music streaming service like Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, or Apple Music. However, there are those of us left that hang on to our collection of media because streaming isn’t quite good enough yet. If you have your own music …

10 best alarm clock apps for Android

We as humans only have many things in common. We all eat, sleep, use the restroom and, usually, we all wake up after going to sleep. The alarm clock is a ubiquitous fixture in the bedroom and smartphones serve that purpose for a ton of people. Sometimes, the stock alarm clock app just doesn’t cut …

15 best simulation games for Android

Simulation games are one of the most expansive and popular game genres the world over. It’s also one of the most popular on mobile because the controls work very well on touch screens. They’re easy to play, fun to engage with, and some of them can last for years. If you want the best bang for your …

Google Play

15 best Android apps of 2018

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. Without further delay, here are the best …

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

The Bottom Line<p>An average phone with an above average camera<p>Bottom Line<p>The Galaxy K Zoom features an impressive camera, and offers robust optical zoom, but suffers from being the sum of its parts and having less than stellar battery life.<p>6.5<p>The cameras on our smartphones have come a long way over …

Phones

LG G Watch Review

The Bottom Line<p>Unassuming but powerful, a solid start for Android Wear<p>Bottom Line<p>If you are even remotely interested in having the world not just at your fingertips, but always at the ready on your person, then Android Wear is a wonderful place to start and the LG G Watch is the watch that presents …

Wearable Tech

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Review

A big phone with a small price<p>Bottom Line<p>It’s a “phablet” device with a beautiful display, sturdy build quality, and exceptional battery life that isn’t going to break the bank. If that’s what you’re looking for, then the Ascend Mate 2 is going to be worth every single penny.<p>8<p>Huawei is looking to …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: a true flagship in a ruggedized body

At a glance<p>A true flagship in a ruggedized body<p>Bottom Line<p>The Galaxy S5 Active is not a watered down (no pun intended) flagship in a rugged body. It IS a flagship. If you loved everything about the Galaxy S5, but you wished it could take more of a beating, than the S5 Active is a perfect …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

The Bottom Line<p>One of the best compact tablets on the market<p>Bottom Line<p>Without a doubt, the finest tablet Samsung has ever created, and arguably one of the best compact tablets yet.<p>8.7<p>Samsung is known for flooding the smartphone market with a slew of devices, covering the entire range of screen …

Gear & Gadgets

LG G3 review: LG's best phone ever and one of the year's finest

At a glance<p>LG's best phone ever and one of the year's finest<p>Bottom Line<p>With its best in class display, incredible camera, and refined software, LG has succeeded in creating one of the best smartphones of 2014. For these reasons, the LG G3 receives our Editors’ Choice award.<p>9<p>Getting the opportunity …

Phones

Sony Smartband SWR10 Review

The Bottom Line<p>More than just your average fitness tracker<p>Bottom Line<p>The Sony Smartband is a great first effort by Sony that’s lightweight with exceptional battery life and is a perfect all around package for anyone looking to keep track of their daily life while maintaining some casual …

Wearable Tech

Huawei Ascend P7 Review - highly capable performer, just not a standout

The Bottom Line<p>'A highly capable phone in an attractive body - just not a stand out.'<p>We’re seeing some good releases out of the Chinese market this year, and in this review we look at an update to a phone from veteran company Huawei known for being one of the thinnest around. This is our review of …

Phones

Lenovo IdeaTab A8 & A10 Review

You get what you pay for.<p>Bottom Line<p>The Lenovo IdeaTab A8 and A10 aren’t perfect, but at a budget price you can’t expect them to be. What they are though, are tablets that simply get the job done without breaking the bank, and at the end of the day that is what really matters most.<p>8<p>When we hear the …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony Xperia M2 Review: same iconic design, more modest package

Sony's iconic design in a much more modest package.<p>Bottom Line<p>The Sony Xperia M2 features Sony’s tried and true design and build quality in a midrange package. While it has many great qualities from performance to battery life, the price might be too high for some so I’d recommend waiting for it to …

Phones

BLU Life Pure XL review: well priced, but nothing to write home about

The Bottom Line<p>Well priced, but nothing to write home about<p>Bottom Line<p>The BLU Life Pure XL is priced fairly competitively and gets the job done. There are, however, numerous devices in this price segment that still offer a better experience.<p>6.5<p>With the big names in Android fighting it out for …

Phones

Asus Zenfone 5 Review

The ASUS Zenfone 5 is the middle child of ASUS’ low cost line of smartphones but for being a budget phone it comes packed with some very respectable hardware and specifications. The design is very simplistic with rounded corners, flat sides, and a curved back with a matte finish allowing the phone …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging - everything you need to know

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced handsets on the market today, the Galaxy S5 does not have built in wireless charging. Samsung just released two wireless charging cases, and I also tried many third party wireless charging solutions as well. Today, we check out the best …

Gear & Gadgets

HTC One Mini 2 Review: same beautiful design, smaller package

The Bottom Line<p>Except for the camera, indeed smaller inside and out<p>As has been the trend, flagship devices are often given the shrink ray treatment resulting in a more accessible version. This is true for HTC’s current popular flagship, the HTC One M8, as well, and what we have in our hands is …

Phones

Moto E Review - budget smartphone, redefined

Motorola moves to a different part of the alphabet in its continuing attempt to offer consumers a budget-friendly entry level smartphone that is meant to last. Essentially made to its retail value, the Moto E packs far less than the typical power performers were increasingly getting used you.<p>While …

Phones

Oppo Find 7a Review

By pushing the boundaries in the specs race, Oppo, a previously lesser know Chinese manufacturer, has certainly made a name for itself in the international smartphone market over the past year or so. Beginning with the Find 5, one of the first smartphones to feature a 1080p display, to the Oppo N1, …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Review

The Bottom Line<p>the most enjoyable of the bunch<p>Bottom Line<p>With a bright and vivid display, solid build quality, dual speakers, and great battery life, this tablet is a great option to consider and if having cutting edge specs isn’t a factor then this tablet just might be worth it.<p>7.8<p>The Samsung …

Phones

Oppo Find 7 review

The Bottom Line<p>Razor sharp display, super fast charging and robust hardware<p>Pros<p>Quad HD display is easy on the eyes<br>Attractive Design<br>Bump up to Snapdragon 801<br>VOOC Fast Charging a major plus<br>Replaceable battery<br>Expandable storage<p>Cons<p>Quad HD display not always justifiable<br>Carbon fiber backing defaced …

Phones

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Review

The Bottom Line<p>Not as good as it could be, but worth a look<p>Bottom Line<p>Lenovo definitely gets a few things right here, and the kickstand, exceptional battery life and nice build material reflect that, but ultimately, it’s performance leaves a bit to be desired.<p>7<p>Outside of China and other Asian …

Gear & Gadgets
Phones

Samsung Gear Live review

The Bottom Line<p>An excellent debut that early adopters will love<p>Bottom Line<p>With it’s bold, bright and beautiful display and fast performance, Samsung has created a very good first generation Android Wear smartwatch, but it’s battery life leaves a bit to be desired for hardcore users.<p>7.5<p>While we were …

Wear OS